Leviticus 10:8
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Then the LORD said to Aaron,

New Living Translation
Then the LORD said to Aaron,

English Standard Version
And the LORD spoke to Aaron, saying,

New American Standard Bible
The LORD then spoke to Aaron, saying,

King James Bible
And the LORD spake unto Aaron, saying,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD spoke to Aaron: "

International Standard Version
Then the LORD told Aaron,

NET Bible
Then the LORD spoke to Aaron,

New Heart English Bible
The LORD spoke to Aaron, saying,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD spoke to Aaron,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD spoke unto Aaron, saying:

New American Standard 1977
The LORD then spoke to Aaron, saying,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the LORD spoke unto Aaron, saying,

King James 2000 Bible
And the LORD spoke unto Aaron, saying,

American King James Version
And the LORD spoke to Aaron, saying,

American Standard Version
And Jehovah spake unto Aaron, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord also said to Aaron:

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah spoke to Aaron, saying,

English Revised Version
And the LORD spake unto Aaron, saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD spoke to Aaron, saying,

World English Bible
Yahweh spoke to Aaron, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah speaketh unto Aaron, saying,
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Restrictions for Priests
7"You shall not even go out from the doorway of the tent of meeting, or you will die; for the LORD'S anointing oil is upon you." So they did according to the word of Moses. 8The LORD then spoke to Aaron, saying, 9"Do not drink wine or strong drink, neither you nor your sons with you, when you come into the tent of meeting, so that you will not die-- it is a perpetual statute throughout your generations--…
Cross References
Leviticus 10:7
"You shall not even go out from the doorway of the tent of meeting, or you will die; for the LORD'S anointing oil is upon you." So they did according to the word of Moses.

Leviticus 10:9
"Do not drink wine or strong drink, neither you nor your sons with you, when you come into the tent of meeting, so that you will not die-- it is a perpetual statute throughout your generations--

2 Chronicles 15:3
"For many days Israel was without the true God and without a teaching priest and without law.
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And the LORD spoke to Aaron, saying,

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(8) And the Lord spake unto Aaron.--As half of the staff of the priesthood had thus been struck down, and the other half were not allowed to mourn over the departed, the chief of the survivors might have thought that God was altogether displeased with the newly created pontificate. To comfort him, therefore, as well as to restore the prestige of this sacred office in the eyes of the people, who had witnessed the disobedience and punishment of the spiritual functionaries, the Lord, who hitherto made all such communications to Moses, now honours Aaron with speaking to him immediately.

TO ABSTAIN FROM WINE (verses 8-11). The law given to Aaron (some manuscripts read Moses) against the use of wine by the priests during their ministrations, by its juxtaposition with what has gone before, has led to the probable supposition that Nadab and Abihu had acted under the excitement of intoxicating drink. It is possible that the sacrificial meals on the peace offerings had begun, and that at the same time that the congregation was feasting, the two priests had refreshed themselves with wine after their long service. The special ceremonial meal of the priests had not yet been eaten.

And the Lord spake unto Aaron,.... Because he was a prophet, Aben Ezra says; but the reason rather seems to be, because be was the high priest, and now invested with his office, and in the execution of it, and therefore the following law respecting the priest's drinking of wine was given: some say, as the same writer observes, that God spake to him by Moses; but it rather seems that he spoke to Aaron immediately: according to Jarchi, this order was delivered to him as a reward for his silence, and to do honour to him on that account: saying; as follows. 8-11. Do not drink wine nor strong drink—This prohibition, and the accompanying admonitions, following immediately the occurrence of so fatal a catastrophe [Le 10:1, 2], has given rise to an opinion entertained by many, that the two disobedient priests were under the influence of intoxication when they committed the offense which was expiated only by their lives. But such an idea, though the presumption is in its favor, is nothing more than conjecture.10:8-11 Do not drink wine or strong drink. During the time they ministered, the priests were forbidden it. It is required of gospel ministers, that they be not given to wine, 1Ti 3:3. It is, Lest ye die; die when ye are in drink. The danger of death, to which we are continually exposed, should engage all to be sober.
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